Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / Kanchipuram weavers seek bailout package
Kanchipuram weavers seek bailout package
08
Jul '09
To bailout from the adverse effects of the free trade and globalization since 2004, the badly affected Kanchipuram weavers, well known for their silk saris have demanded a rescue package from the government along with a waiver of loans.

In this regard, more than hundred weavers pleaded before the local MP, P. Vishwanathan to take their grievances to the Union Textile Minister Mr. Dayanidhi Maran.

In a recent meeting, these weavers suggested of setting up of a comprehensive and well-equipped textile complex in the weaving cluster of Kanchipuram, where inputs like raw silk dye stuff, zari and essential weaving equipments should be made available.

They further said that the assistance from the Centre's Textiles Development Corporation should be directed through the societies which have duly elected members.

But according to experts, inputs like raw silk and zari are not freely available, due to which, the productivity and earnings of the weavers is affecting drastically and pushing the weavers into debt.

For the recovery of this debt, houses of weavers who have mortgaged them are being brought under auction. The weavers sought waiver of loans secured from Central Cooperative Banks.

The increasing cost of silver is the key reason for the hike in cost of Zari, said the weavers, who further demanded that the government should mull over providing silver at reasonable prices for zari manufacturing.

They also sought to redesign the health insurance schemes for weavers, which currently is being handled by banks, as they alleged that the scheme is not beneficial for them.

Also they alleged that the Textile City Infrastructure Improvement Funds for weaver areas were spent worthlessly on the things that were not for the improvement of weavers.

They also want specific educational institutions for their children with technical courses as well as free technical training camps for their up-gradation.

The numbers of weavers and handlooms have plunged by half as the weavers are diversifying into other occupations.

Fibre2fashion News Desk - India


Must ReadView All

Textiles | On 19th Aug 2017

New fabric interfaces to interact with computers

As computer capabilities evolve, new fabric-based interfaces are...

Textiles | On 19th Aug 2017

Brazilian cotton prices drop in first fortnight of August

Cotton prices dropped in the Brazilian market in the first fortnight...

Apparel/Garments | On 19th Aug 2017

Target to acquire Grand Junction for faster deliveries

Target Corporation has announced that it has agreed to acquire Grand...

Interviews View All

Karel Williams
Dow Microbial Control

'Silvadur is most rapidly adopted in areas where hygiene-conscious and...

Amrit Sethia
SOIE

‘The intimatewear category in India is slowly becoming trend-sensitive.’

Rajiv Sirohi
Shara

‘Portugal is taking away a major share of the mill made sector.’

Johan Berlin
InvestKonsult Sweden AB

Investkonsult Sweden AB has been buying and selling second-hand textile...

Silke Brand-Kirsch
Schlegel und Partner

Silke Brand-Kirsch, executive partner of Schlegel und Partner, a leading...

Ashok Desai
Bombay Textile Research Association

Bombay Textile Research Association (BTRA) is a leading name in textile...

Jay Ramrakhiani
Occasions Elegance Wear

It is believed that by early 19th century, Varanasi weavers had moved away ...

Judy Frater
Somaiya Kala Vidya

Among the many honours showered on Frater, including Fulbright and Ford...

Sanjukta Dutta
Sanjukta's Studio

<b>Sanjukta Dutta</b> creates unique garments by clubbing prints of...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


editorial@fibre2fashion.com

Letter To Editor






(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies





SEARCH

August 2017

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.

news category


Related Categories:

Planning to Take the Leap towards
Sustainability?

Do you see sustainability as a route to business growth?

Yes No

Do you think the sustainability space has the needed tools and resources available for a business to lead change?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you see sustainability as a route to business growth?

Yes
66.7%
No
16.7%
Skip
16.7%

Total Votes: 30

Do you think adopting a sustainable approach will be a profitable move for your business?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you think the sustainability space has the needed tools and resources available for a business to lead change?

Yes
43.3%
No
36.7%
Skip
20.0%

Total Votes: 30

Do you want the world to know about your sustainability journey and your business’ environmental footprint?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you think adopting a sustainable approach will be a profitable move for your business?

Yes
83.3%
No
6.7%
Skip
10.0%

Total Votes: 30

Thanks for your valuable feedback. Claim your free latest sustainability e-book.

Active Poll

Do you want the world to know about your sustainability journey and your business’ environmental footprint?

Yes
60.0%
No
10.0%
Skip
30.0%

Total Votes: 30


E-News Insight
Subscribe Today and Get the
Latest News Update in Your Mail Box.
Advanced Search